Last post on Feb 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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Honda Accord, Wheels, Coupe
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#147 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [lorna3]
Aug 23, 2012 (6:11 pm)
I still have the vehicle, it still has the progressively worsening shimmy and Honda is still being jerks about it. After only 2 months of ownership and constant annoyances with shimmying, combined with Honda's refusal to acknowledge the existence of it and BBB declaring that I have no case, I am giving up. Honda has at least acknowledged the defective Upper Ball Joints in the 2012 Honda Accords but has no fix and no ETA for a fix. Moog makes a special line-up of *Problem Solver Parts*, which are designed specifically for areas of known weaknesses with various vehicle manufacturers. 2008 - 2012 Upper Ball Joints are at the top of that list. I have decided to pay out-of-pocket for the Moog Problem Solver Parts and Pay a locally accredited independent Front-End-Suspension Specialty Shop to do the install and realignment. I should not have to do this, but my piece of mind and reduced aggravation is worth it. Good luck my friend.
#148 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [keibie40]
Aug 23, 2012 (9:59 pm)
If I were you, I would escalate your issue all the way to Takanbu Ito the Honda CEO in Japan. I saw and email for him that may work titohonda.com. I would copy the owner or GM of your local dealer. Tell them you plan to notify the local media and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as you feel this is a safety issue. You have to get to someone with ability to make something happen. Write your email to Mr. Ito as a very disappointed customer with major concerns over your safety in the Honda vehicle. Just by copying your dealer you may get some action but you need to be sure you email the head person for your dealer... not your salesman. Good Luck!!
#149 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [keibie40]
Aug 24, 2012 (3:35 pm)
I am having the same issues, the MFG will do nothing...as they keep saying it is a characteristic of the accords to shimmy/shake. what the? does that even mean? I have parked the car in driveway. I am getting an attorney, have filed with BBB and reported to the NHTSA.Sent a letter to the local media as well.
On another note, upon gathering up all the info to send to attorney...I noticed the vin# on vehicle dosen't even match the contract I signed! Hmmmm...I wonder if that's a problem! You would think dealer would be more supportive and not want all this going on. The shimmy in my car is worse, now it even does it in park! oh, and it is pulling to the right!
#150 of 179 2012 Honda Accord Vibration / Shimmy Issue
Sep 12, 2012 (9:18 am)
I am having the same problem as many others with my 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan. My car shakes and shimmys from 50-70 mph. It was horrible when it was a cooler temp outside yesterday. I wrote my dealers service manager and the GM after the service lady was rude with me for calling back to complain that road force testing it did not solve the problem. She said she did not think there would be anything they could do. So after I emailed them they are taking my car today to look at it. They said they are aware of the complaint going around and they want to try all they can to resolve the issue. So we will see.
Reading all these posts make me think this will not be something they can correct. Next question is then what do I do? Has anyone been successful returning their Accord? I wonder also if it is not every single Accord doing this if I can just trade mine. This is such a pain to deal with. It is very disappointing to spend so much and be in the dealership over and over with a new car.
#151 of 179 Please call the NHTSA!!!
Sep 15, 2012 (6:06 am)
I have contacted the NHTSA about the shimmy in my 2012 Honda Accord V-6. I have taken my car to the dealership where they have performed all of the services that all of you speak about that you have had performed. However, after contacting the NHTSA, I was told by them that they only have 3 complaints regarding this vehicle. I was also told that in order to initiate a recall they would need more complaints. There are 150 of you on this board with this problem. Please contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 if you have not done so.
#152 of 179 Re: Please call the NHTSA!!! [leontinker]
Sep 15, 2012 (10:56 am)
Thanks to the aid of my local Ford Dealership, I am longer the owner of this problematic vehicle. My sincere best wishes and support to all of you who continue to courageously fight this difficult battle.
#153 of 179 Re: Traded it in [claybartrug]
Sep 15, 2012 (6:42 pm)
I was just wondering, how long it took for settlement? I am in process with attorneys and have filed suit. I have also filed with Better Business, NHTSA, and a local news channel. I hate driving this car! I do not feel safe at all!
#154 of 179 Re: Please call the NHTSA!!! [leontinker]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:46 pm)
I have the same issues with my 2012 Accord. I have filed with the NHTSA, BBB and local news station. Recently seeking Lemon Law with an attorney. I am hopeful that Honda Mfg. takes the car back! I hate driving it. Avoid thw highway as much as posssible. The shaking is horrible! Dealer unable to fix. I have been told the same thing by MFG. I guess they are waiting for someone to get seriously injured or even killed before they do anything. It's a shame, that Honda is not standing by what they are selling.
#155 of 179 Follow up after returning my 2012 Accord Sedan again for vibration
Sep 18, 2012 (10:27 am)
PLEASE ALL STAY ON THE DEALERSHIP AND MAKE SURE THEY FILE A COMPLAINT!! WE NEED MORE COMPLAINTS FOR A RECALL!!!
I went back to Honda and they kept my car for 5 days (gave me a rental). They balanced and replaced the tires to no benefit. They then test drove other cars, and after seeing that many other vehicles on the lot had the same issue they filed a complaint with corporate and put my original tires back on. I have my car back and they have have filed the complaint with Honda Corporate about a few other cars that came in after mine in those 5 days as well. They told me they do not think it will take long for a recall. I hope this is true because I HATE driving this car. They have ensured me that they do not think it is a safety concern. I am mad but I guess if a recall does not come out soon I will seek to go after them using the lemon law. My sales lady went on and on about how I am covered under the lemon law when I showed up to return my rental and take my car back. My car shakes, vibrates shimmies whatever you want to call that that makes my teeth rattle on back roads and highways.
I took these comments from this site to my dealership when I took the car back the second time telling them what I have read and I am not playing around. My service receipt states that Honda Corp is investigating.
#156 of 179 Re: Follow up after returning my 2012 Accord Sedan again for vibration [srae1001]
Sep 19, 2012 (4:49 pm)
Oh man, this thing is getting way out-of-hand IMHO. While I would like to see Honda do a recall on the Accords for all those owners suffering out there, there's not much sense in recalling something if there's no fix for the problem. AFAIK, Honda hasn't been able to fix any of the "vibrators" yet, so I'm at a loss as to what a recall would do. Thank God we dumped our vibrator last December. I wish all of you good luck in finding a resolution.